Making Boxty

Killinny East, Co.Galway

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Boxty was used by grating potatoes using a tin measuring 6 inches by 9 inches approximately. The potatoes were grated into a cloth. Flour and salt was added and some people added a little sweet milk too. This could be baked or made into dumplings by shaping them into the size of eggs and adding to boiling water. Sometimes the cake was baked in the hot ashes of the fire.

Killinny East, Co.Galway

Collector: Unkown

Informant: James Davenport, Kinvarra, Co. Galway

Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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